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Those with jet black dogs... white hairs?

I've noticed my female, where ever she gets a cut, the hairs seem to come back in white. Anyone else notice this? Like hair growing through scar tissue loses its pigment or something.

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Yes, my black male has never had any white or bleeding on him anywhere, ever, but if he gets a bad enough cut, a few white hairs crop up right there. I've had a few people think it's aging on his cheeks but they're from punctures. Little puppy needle teeth, mostly, because they love to hand on his neck and face. They aren't noticeable unless you're looking for them. My one black horse is the same way- cuts grow back with a few white hairs.
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Yes, my black male has never had any white or bleeding on him anywhere, ever, but if he gets a bad enough cut, a few white hairs crop up right there. I've had a few people think it's aging on his cheeks but they're from punctures. Little puppy needle teeth, mostly, because they love to hand on his neck and face. They aren't noticeable unless you're looking for them. My one black horse is the same way- cuts grow back with a few white hairs.
Interesting. My sables don't do that. I noticed it when my two bitches got into it and my black female now has about 20 white spots on her leg were it got chewed on.

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Can't speak for dogs, but this is normal for horses, so I'd assume a similar regrowth to be expected for dogs.
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3 of mine with black faces.... All have white hairs from roughhousing and playing too hard. I hate it, but what can you do? (unless you bust out the waterproof mascara for coverage )
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3 of mine with black faces.... All have white hairs from roughhousing and playing too hard. I hate it, but what can you do? (unless you bust out the waterproof mascara for coverage )
Just for men? (Italian or asian men)

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normal - even on sables....my dark sables have (and have had) little white dots from wounds on their muzzles (dog fight between 2 bitches) - and yes, common in horses for sure....I seem to remember using nolvasan antibiotic ointment which was supposed to minimize this effect on horses...

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Yes, my black male has never had any white or bleeding on him anywhere, ever, but if he gets a bad enough cut, a few white hairs crop up right there. I've had a few people think it's aging on his cheeks but they're from punctures. Little puppy needle teeth, mostly, because they love to hand on his neck and face. They aren't noticeable unless you're looking for them. My one black horse is the same way- cuts grow back with a few white hairs.
HANG- they love to HANG on his neck and face. Not hand. LOL
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None of mine have ever had white hairs grow in at an injury.

Diva cut her leg BAD. Severed an artery, resulting in an emergency trip to the vet to have it surgically repaired. Even in that case, no white hairs grew in.

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Just for men? (Italian or asian men)
Just plain women's mascara..... Tip from AKC handler who thought I should properly groom my dog.
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